We are seeking a talented and inspirational Teacher of English and a Teacher of Drama and English to join our successful departments from September 2021. Applications are welcome from both English and Drama teachers for the Teacher of Drama and English position, but the ability to teach KS3 in both subjects is essential. A permanent contract and a temporary contract for up to one year to cover a period of maternity leave are available. In your application, please state which contract you would like to be considered for permanent, maternity, or both.
The English department is high performing and prides itself on excellent, innovative teaching and consistently impressive examination results at both GCSE and A level.
Both English language and literature are studied by all students throughout KS3 and KS4 with students achieving more than 15% of English language and 20% of English literature grades at 9. We study AQA for both GCSE courses and our KS3 curriculum is structured to embed the skills required at GCSE all the way from year 7, whilst enabling teachers to choose from a range of texts. We offer A levels in both English language and English literature, following the AQA and OCR courses respectively.
The department supports pupils through clinics and targeted intervention as well as giving countless opportunities for enrichment. Pupils taking English at A level have the option of extension classes as well as lunchtime lessons offered for those who wish to continue their studies of English at university, including Oxbridge.
Drama at GSAL is a vibrant and integral part of school life. The drama department achieves consistently excellent examination result at both GCSE and A level.
Drama is studied by all students in Year 7 and Year 8 before becoming an option choice in Year 9. In KS4, 94% of students achieved a grade 7 and above; 76% achieved a grade 8 and above. A level students achieved 100% A - A*. We study Eduqas for both our GCSE and A level courses. Our KS3 curriculum is structured in a manner that allows students to acquire, hone and develop a wide range of performance skills whilst, most importantly, gaining a passion and love of the subject. Students are supported via targeted inventions and weekly clinics in order to help them fulfil their true potential.
The department provides a plethora of enrichment opportunities ranging from school productions, workshops with professionals, theatre trips and opportunities specific to different age groups such as our annual Courtyard Shakespeare performances and the recent senior school productions of ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Alice’.
The successful candidates will have a strong degree in English and/or Drama with a teaching qualification and will be committed to playing a full departmental role. They will also have strong classroom management skills with the ability to teach, inspire and engage pupils across the senior school age range (11-18 years).
Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification in the above tabs. Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form
The Grammar School at Leeds
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years